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Heavy rain forecast for Pacific Northwest this week

A cold front moving onshore along the Pacific Northwest and northern California coast will bring heavy rain to the region through the first part of the week. A second cold front expected to move onshore by late Tuesday, bringing additional rain and higher-elevation snow to the region.
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20NM W Santa Barbara CA

Marine Point Forecast [NOTICE]

Tonight

Partly Cloudy

NW 15kt
5-6ft

Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisory

Tuesday

Sunny

Winds IncreasingNNE 10kt
4ft

Tuesday
Night

Mostly Clear

WNW 10kt
2-4ft

Wednesday

Sunny

Winds IncreasingWNW 15kt
3-4ft

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Clear

WNW 15kt
4-5ft

Thursday

Sunny

Light Wind
4ft

Thursday
Night

Clear

Light Wind
5ft

Friday

Sunny

Light Wind
4ft

Friday
Night

Mostly Clear

Light Wind
4ft

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:21 pm PDT Oct 20, 2014
Forecast Valid: 5pm PDT Oct 20, 2014-6pm PDT Oct 27, 2014

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Detailed Forecast



  • SynopsisAT 20Z...OR 1 PM PDT...A 984 MB LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS CENTERED IN THE GULF OF ALASKA AS A 1020 MB HIGH PRESSURE WAS LOCATED 600 NM WEST OF POINT CONCEPTION. MODERATELY STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL FLOW THROUGH THE OUTER COASTAL WATERS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A RELATIVELY LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL BUILD INTO THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY THEN PERSIST INTO MIDWEEK.
  • Tonight NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Partly cloudy. Mixed swell...W 5 ft at 15 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 10 seconds. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.
  • Tuesday Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NNE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...NW 4 ft at 15 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 10 seconds. Wind waves 1 ft or less.
  • Tuesday Night WNW wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...NW 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds and SSW 1 ft at 10 seconds. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Wednesday Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WNW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Mixed swell...W 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 3 ft.
  • Wednesday Night WNW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming N in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...W 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.
  • Thursday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Mixed swell...W 4 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Thursday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Clear. Mixed swell...W 5 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Friday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Mixed swell...W 4 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 1 ft.
  • Friday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...WNW 3 ft and SSW 1 ft. Wind waves around 2 ft.
*Notices:
  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.